Every year the twin’s school holds a swimming gala, basically a swimming competition to select swimmers for the inter school tournament that will begin soon. While this is a serious issue for the older kids, for the KGer’s like the twins, its basically another day of fun and games, with the plus point of having their parents around to see what they have learnt so far.
I unfortunately was not able to attend the swimming gala, makes it two years in a row now, but thankfully Linda was kind enough to bring along the camera and share some shots with me.
After the swimming gala, the next big thing on the school calendar was the International Day. Representative of the multitudes of nationalities that we have here in Dubai, the kids school is pretty much a mini United Nations. As such, a day is set out every year to showcase the various nationalities. Last year, Linda was the Asian manager and we had a table set up in the gym for each nation. This year, the school have scaled it down to only a march past, with the children encouraged to wear their national costumes to show the different color of their cultures.
Parents were invited to attend as well, and each family was encouraged to bring in food representative of the their nation to be shared with the rest. Linda made some ‘cekodok pisang’ or banana fritters as she called them. Unfortunately, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven states that makes up the UAE passed away a couple of days before and the nation was in a seven day mourning. As a sign of respect, the national day march past was cancelled, but the the costumes and food portion of the celebration was still on.